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Underarmour Horizon BPF Trail Running Shoe Review

Underarmour Horizon BPF Trail Running Shoe Review

Recently, I tried the Underamour Horizon Trail shoe.  Between the Underamour Sonic and the Trail Horizon BPF, it has been my first time logging significant mileage in an Underamour shoe.

I’ve wanted to try both the street shoes: the Bandit as well as the Sonic.  Anyway, at the Copper Mountain Trail race, I tried them on and thought they felt very comfortable.  As poor of an idea as it was, after my initial try on, I thought they were extremely comfortable, and I raced in them.  They felt great, and as most people know, I had a good race.  So yes, my first time running in the shoe was the Copper Mountain 25k.  They did well and I would 100% wear them again for the race.  It is definitely not something I recommend with any shoe, but they felt great and I couldn’t be more pleased.  I also recently raced the Killington 25k and they were just as good.

underarmour Horizon BPF shoe review

Underarmour Horizon BPF Fit:

I typically wear between a women’s size 10-11 wide.  I found the women’s 11 to be the most comfortable on my foot.  It’s relatively true to size.

The upper of the Under Armour Horizon is durable and is very breathable.  Since the primary function is a trail running shoe, it also provides a lot of protection from rocks and trail debris.  The great part is it’s waterproof which came in handy when I was plowing through mud puddles in Killington.

underarmour Horizon BPF shoe review

Ride:

The outsole has a high-traction rubber which is actually designed by Michelob tires.  So yes, the same rubber your tires have, your shoes have.  Most people know I’m incredibly clumsy and I found the shoe to grip every part of the trail.  I never felt as though there was a surface I couldn’t handle.  I found the rubber extremely helpful for Killington and I’m not sure how well I would have done with something less aggressive.

But the shoe is not all rubber! The Underamour Horizon also has plenty of cushioning and is both soft and lightweight. It is not as rigid as many trail running shoes and provides plenty of cushion during your run.  I like the shoe a lot for running because it’s soft and relatively light for a trail shoe, with plenty of traction.

underarmour Horizon BPF shoe review

Conclusion:

Right now, this is my favorite trail running shoe.  I also own the Brooks Cascadia which I find better for hiking but the Underamour Horizon better for running on trails.  If you are looking for a good, sturdy trail shoe, I would definitely look into this shoe.  It will probably stay my primary trail racing shoe (when I do trails).

Questions for you:
Do you run trails?  What is your favorite trail shoe?
What is your favorite running shoe?

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20 responses

  1. I also have Under Armour shoes that I use for the gym. I like how it stays comfortable during my intense workout. These shoes in your post look like they are comfortable to use, too. I guess UA really knows how to deliver.

  2. I’m not so much of a runner but I’m actually looking for a hiking shoe. Do you think this will do as well? Thinking about the rubber soles which grips like your tires and I like it being light weight. Great review!

  3. This looks like such a great trail running shoe. If I ever get into trail running I will absolutely check these out.

  4. These look like some fabulous shoes! I’ve never run a trail before. I’d probably trip and break something. But I do jog daily!

  5. I’d also like to try myself in trail running.Your right that one needs to equip oneself with a good pair of shoes. I think the ones proposed by you would perfectly match my favourite Steigen running socks! 🙂

  6. As you know, I ran in my 4 year-old Altra’s and they were fine but if I’m doing any additional trail races (I want to!) I need to update my shoes. I’ll have to add this to my “try on” list next time I go to the running shoe store. Thanks!

  7. Oh wow this looks like a really great running shoe. I dont do running very much but I have friends who do and I know they’d love the structure and feel of this shoe. Definitely recommending this to them.

  8. Running shoes are make or break for any athlete and ther eis no denying of the importance of quality when it comes to running shoes.

  9. Those look a lot different than the trail running shoes I’m used to. I bet they have the same great grip though!

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